Jacopo Pagin Italian, b. 1988

Overview

Jacopo Pagin is an Italian artist who lives and works in Brussels. He graduated in Painting and Decoration from the Accademia di Belle Arti of Venice. In 2018 he obtained his Master's degree in Fine Arts at Luca school of arts in Brussels.

Painting plays a privileged role in its practice, it is often combined with sound and poetry through performance within theatrical-looking environments.

 

The elements that animate Jacopo Pagin's environments are orchestrated to formulate enigmas. Visually, painting plays the central role, while sound forms the magical and invisible backbone of the scene. Both Pagin's performances and sound sculptures have a distinct musical feature. Dilated trance and Ambient soundscapes host spoken word poetry. The text is interpreted by digitally altered voices that draw the audience into an immersive listening experience. Costumes, dance and stage structures tactfully reconnect the dialogue between sound and painting.

 

In Pagin's visual language, he is initially inspired by nature, then intuitively drawn into psychological investigations. During this process, Pagin tries to overcome the personal and autobiographical dimension in order to establish symbolic ties with collective temporality and spirituality. In this perspective, the unconscious dimension is combined with images from his research. Pagin views painting as a formidable device, like a time machine, through which he can re-use and reinterpret the gestures and techniques of the past to continually re-identify himself through diverse means.

 

Mimicry, disguise and the exercise of impersonation have led him to embrace and internalise contradictions connecting abstraction and figuration, expression and mannerism, illusion and decoration, religion and mundanity. The opportunities for a 'mise-en-scène' lay the foundations of the narrative within his settings.

Works
Exhibitions
Press
CV

2021

Horizons Perdus - Pavillon Southway, Marseille (Solo show)

Alternating Currents - Parallel Circuit, Teheran

Le Fou Sauvage - SB34, Brussels (Curator)

Crystal Whisper- Everyday Gallery, Antwerp (Solo show)

 

2020

Anima Mundi- Abbaye de Saint-Victor, Manifesta XIII, Marseille

Limbo - Everyday Gallery, Antwerp

Another Brown World - Edicola Radetzky, Milan (Solo Show)

Narcissus? - Base-Alpha Galley, Antwerp

 

2019

Mental - Everyday Gallery, Antwerp

Two of Hearts - SB34 , Brussels (Curator)

Here on Earth - Cunst-link, Brussels (Solo show)

Savage - Galleria Otto Zoo, Milan

The Good the Purpled the Weird - HVW8 Gallery, Berlin

Answers Come In Dreams - 76.4, Brussels (Solo show)

Heat Company IIII - After Howl, Brussels

Waterworlds and Liquid Fun - Chalton Gallery, London

Velvet Ropes - Showhouse JayJay, Antwerp

Une Poesie Contemporane - La Vallée, Brussels

GIFC, Got it for Cheap - Costume House, Toronto + Agnes B Headquarter,

Paris + The Hole,

NY + Soil Gallery, Seattle + Western Exhibitions - Chicago + DATELINE, Denver.

Supermarket Art Fair - SB34 space, Copenaghen

 

2018

Meeting old Friends - W139, Amsterdam

LUX - Cas-co, Leuven

To Flower to Flow - Luca graduation show, Brussels

 

2017

GIFC, Got it for Cheap - The Hole, NYC + Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo + Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm + 0-0 LA, Los Angeles, CA + Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta.

 

Residencies

 

2019

South Way Studio, Marseille

 

EDUCATION

 

2018

MFA at LUCA school of art in Brussels

 

2013

Degree in Decoration at Academy of Fine Arts of Venice

 

2010

Member and founder of the project Raskol

News